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Oracle now monitoring TikTok’s algorithms and moderation system for manipulation by China’s government
Oracle has begun auditing TikTok’s algorithms and content moderation models, according to a new report from Axios out this morning. Those reviews began last week, and follow TikTok’s June
Didi’s delisting now done deal
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has voted to delist from the U.S. stock market, a long-expected result of Didi finding itself in hot water with the Chinese government after a troubled U.S. debut.
Joe Rogan, economics, and why capitalism is making people blame the CCP
The Rogan-related Spotify saga has been burning long enough now that it's worth taking a moment to sit back and try to piece together the economic forces behind the kerfuffle.
China banning foreign IPOs would be pretty unsurprising
China is considering removing the VIE loophole that allowed Chinese companies to list in the United States, closing a method by which local companies could access foreign capital.
China roundup: Games are opium, algorithms need scrutiny
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The question for the tech n
China’s regulatory crackdown is good news for startups aligned with CCP goals
Things are changing in China, and the regulatory landscape of tech work in the country won't be the same from here on out.
Chinese cybersecurity probe validates Didi’s pre-IPO warning to investors
To see Didi get taken to task mere days after its U.S. debut puts a bad taste in our mouths.
TikTok to open a ‘Transparency’ Center in Europe to take content and security questions
TikTok will open a center in Europe where outside experts will be shown information on how it approaches content moderation and recommendation, as well as platform security and user privacy, it announ
China launched its national carbon trading market yesterday
Yesterday, China flipped the switch on a nationwide carbon trading market, in what could be one of the most significant steps taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 — if the markets ca
Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach
Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok deal. This is your Daily Crunch for September 23, 2020. The big
TikTok found to have tracked Android users’ MAC addresses until late last year
Until late last year social video app TikTok was using an extra layer of encryption to conceal a tactic for tracking Android users via the MAC address of their device, which skirted Google’s pol
More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network
More than a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks
US charges two Chinese spies for a global hacking campaign that targeted COVID-19 research
U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China’s state intelligence bureau, for their alleged involvement in a massive global hacking operation that targeted h
UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks
Conservative members of the United Kingdom’s government have pushed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to draw up plans to remove telecom equipment made by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei from the nat
Leaked Chinese government documents detail how tech is used to escalate the persecution of Uighurs
In less than two weeks, two major reports have been published that contain leaked Chinese government documents about the persecution of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China. Details include th